Earthdance is an artist-run workshop, residency, and retreat center located in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts.  We provide a dynamic mix of dance, somatic, and interdisciplinary arts training, with a focus on sustainable living, social justice, and community.  Earthdance has been spearheading innovative arts programming and maintaining a beautiful facility for rental groups in the Pioneer Valley for three decades.

Build the attentional skills of moving together...

Contact Improv pioneer, Nita Little, guides participants in questioning their trained modes of embodiment in order to discover alternatives. For people of all backgrounds & experiences; no movement experience necessary. Become relevant to the change you seek in the world! Learn More & Register >>

With two FREE public classes June 18th & 19th

A weekend workshop with with Zoë Solomons & Daniel Bear Davis exploring the Axis Syllabus—an emergent pedagogical initiative that aims to build a system of references for the human body in movement.  Learn More & Register >>

 

 

Remember that feeling of connection...

As a holding space for an ever-changing community, Earthdance wants to throw open its doors for honoring and receiving community members of all kinds. Join us for a day of community celebration and appreciation! Learn More & RSVP >>

Opening dialogue about intersectional-justice...

Engage in open dialogue, critical thinking, and creative, interactive, & movement-based tools for building authentic, equitable relationships. Stay after for a shared supper and open dance/jam space to further integrate the material. All local & regional community members, leaders, and organizations of all types are invited to learn and build with us! Learn More & Register >>

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Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

May 30, 2019 - 5:00pm to June 2, 2019 - 3:00pm
This weekend workshop digs into the skills and practices of physical communication in ensemble dancing. Become relevant to the change you seek in the world! Based in dynamic research practices, we'll reach into the physics, somatics, and attentional skills of moving together to explore the...
June 20, 2019 - 5:00pm to June 23, 2019 - 3:00pm
This weekend workshop finds inspiration in the beauty of natural forms—from the winding forest and fertile gardens to our own rich anatomical landscapes. We turn to our design, inherited from thousands of years of evolution, to seek movement in kind coherence with our physical structures. Through...
July 22, 2019 - 5:00pm to July 27, 2019 - 3:00pm
Hosted by Rooted Essence: Featuring Guest Artists and Choreographers A 5-day residency and retreat hosted by Rooted Essence on Earthdance's serene & sacred grounds. For women of color ages 15-35, yet is open to others who wish to attend.

Upcoming Contact Improvisation Jams

May 26, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Join us for an Open Jam following our second Social Change Sundays training of the year! $10 - $20 sliding scale(Jam free with training) (Photo credit: Anna M. Maynard)
June 2, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Experience music & movement unfolding together in improvisation. Each month a new musician fills the space as we dance in playful exploration. All dance levels & styles are welcome. $15 - $20(No one turned away for lack of funds)   About the Musician
June 23, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Join us for an Open Jam following our third Social Change Sundays training of the year! $10 - $20 sliding scale(Jam free with training) (Photo credit: Anna M. Maynard)